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Old 02-02-2004, 01:13 PM
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87 Octane ?

Is there any reason why I should use a higher octane other than what the owners manual says. I use 87 now. 700 miles on the truck.

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Old 02-02-2004, 01:33 PM
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pvcs.....

Stick with what the owner's manual recommends.

That way, if you ever have any "fuel related" engine/transmission problems, you won't have any problem getting them fixed under Ford's Warranty.

Besides.....who the hell wants to pay more for the middle grade or premium grades of gasoline?!?!?!

Here in the Charlotte, NC area......regular grade, 87 octane is running between $1.49 and $1.59 per gallon. I personally think it is legalized theft, the way the oil companies/retail dealers can jack up their price every time somebody in an OPEC Country farts...

And FYI.....I just filled up (28 gallons) after driving 482 miles....which is 17.2 MPG..... .....consisting of about 30% around town (0 -45 MPH) and 70% on the open road (60 - 75 MPH).
 
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:22 PM
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Stick with the 87, that is what the engine is made for and the computer is programmed for. Using higher octane does no good and can actually cause damage.-Jack
 
 


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